John Parker recognised for work uniting urban forestry and arboriculture

John Parker (centre) receives his award in Barcelona

John Parker, chair of the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), has been named European Young Urban Forester of the Year 2017 by the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF).

The award, presented in Barcelona earlier this month, recognises John’s ongoing commitment to bringing together arboriculture and urban forestry across Europe, as well as his work for both the LTOA and Transport for London, where he is senior technical specialist in arboriculture and landscape.

John said: ‘Winning this award is an unbelievable honour for me personally and a fantastic acknowledgement of the national and international work that the LTOA has been doing. EFUF and the LTOA are two amazing groups, which I feel have a lot in common and which are both very close to my heart. Tree officers deserve all of the recognition and support they can get and it is a privilege for me to be able to represent them at EFUF.’


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